Weekly astrology | June 27- July 3, 2022 - big new beginning with home and family, healing words, playing the long game, keeping your head, the god of war meets the god of death



HUGE week ahead!


I'm late getting to this, so let's dive right in.


MONDAY - Mercury sextile Chiron, Mars sextile Saturn

TUESDAY - Sun square Jupiter, Venus sextile Jupiter, New Moon in Cancer, Neptune stations retrograde

THURSDAY - Pallas trines Pluto

FRIDAY - Mars square Pluto

SATURDAY - Mercury trine Saturn, Mercury square Neptune

On MONDAY, Mercury, at 16 Gemini sextiles Chiron in Aries while Mars, at 24 Aries, sextiles Saturn in Aquarius. The Moon will be finishing up in Gemini so answering to Mercury. Mercury/Chiron is healing conversations/information. Siblings, the local community, teachers are helpful. Mercury is in his/her home sign and this is an opportunistic sextile, so opening up about our fears/vulnerabilities is favored, just keep conversations short/light - offer empathy/compassion. Humor can be healing. Sometimes simply saying back to someone what you are hearing them say brings comfort/connection. With Gemini there can be options we hadn't thought about. More than one way through. At the same time Mars/Saturn stabilizes/gives structure/patience to our actions/passion/anger. We are playing a long game here. Saturn is retrograde so we are dealing with old rules/limits/responsibilities. 

TUESDAY - needs its own post. We've touched on The New Moon in Cancer's aspect with Black Moon Lilith, but there is alot more going on. This is a POWERFUL new beginning around home, family, our roots/mothering. Neptune is stationing retrograde - this is probably most important for people with planets/points in the retrograde zone as well as people with Pisces rising or alot of Pisces planets. For all of us though, the tide goes out. Those shells that looked so big and colorful through the glistening water are shown for what they really are. This isn't a bad thing, it's part of the cycle. Neptune will be retrograde until December. It is HUGE that the Sun and Venus are both interacting with Jupiter, and in different ways - bigger is better or is it? We will unpack all of this in the next post!


THURSDAY - Pallas, at 27 degrees Taurus, trines Pluto in Capricorn. Practical strategies, powerful negotiations. Maybe this is our way through any minefields this week. Simplify our plans. Choose what adds to our security. When things get rough, we turn back to the basics. To the stuff we can touch, taste, smell. Nature is powerful/empowering. This is Pallas's final aspect before she heads into Gemini next week.

FRIDAY - Mars, at 27 degrees Aries, squares Pluto in Capricorn. The God of war squaring off with the God of death sounds, well, scary/intense and it can be, but let's think this through. People born with Mars/Pluto aspects will be activated. They have usually learned to control this energy and may even channel it positively, but for the rest of us it can activate repressed anger - we over-react, blow up, act out. Especially about things we can't control. Pluto is retrograde, so old power plays/struggles can get reactivated. This energy would be good for starting renovation projects when we are looking to destroy something! Remember though Mars is just unwinding his sextile with Saturn and he is strong in his home sign. We can keep our head when needed - be smart, no dark alleys/no unnecessary crazy-making. If we are pushing to make something happen (Mars in Aries) we want to be sure we don't destroy (Pluto) what we are trying to achieve - don't toss the baby out with the bathwater. Don't force/manipulate someone to do what you want (we can also be on the other end of this) unless we are absolutely, positively sure the ends justifies the means because it rarely does in the long run. Squares require action, and, yes something needs to transform here, but if we are thinking something MUST happen, we can get ourselves into trouble. Keep in mind the positive aspects to Saturn - be a grown-up. We have that Pallas trine - be a smart, stable grown-up. This is a cardinal square pushing up to START something new/deal with these power struggles and challenges in a NEW way. 


SATURDAY - Mercury, at 24 degrees Gemini, trines Saturn while squaring Neptune. Mercury/Saturn is discussions with authority/stabilizing information/formal words. Something can be confirmed now. With Gemini our thinking can be all over the place and Saturn helps focus us, maybe forces us to look/pay attention over here. With Saturn in Aquarius, maybe we are talking/thinking about the future. Decisions are made. At the same time Mercury is squaring Neptune. We've had a few Neptune squares (and sextiles lately), but this is Neptune's first aspect while retrograde. The old dream/illusion/lie that pushes us to move on. Move into something more reality based/more stabilizing. With Saturn in Aquarius - our causes/groups/ideas about the future are getting clarified/firmed up. 


xo all, back with the New Moon in Cancer!

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the astrology of Black Moon Lilith's square to Jupiter | Roe V. Wade and the New Moon in Cancer - part II



We started this conversation about Black Moon Lilith's lengthy square to Jupiter and her connection to next week's powerful New Moon in Part I - HERE.


At next week's New Moon in Cancer, the Moon/Sun conjunction will be exactly squaring Jupiter in Aries.  

This is a BIG push to be brave/confident and take action to START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS TO US. 

A challenge/wildcard, but also opportunity for healing at this New Moon is seen through Black Moon Lilith's conjunction with the New Moon as she (and the Sun) square Jupiter. The Sun/Moon will spotlight the wounded mother/child - the SHAME. The Moon and Sun will move on, but the square from Black Moon Lilith to Jupiter (in play for the last few weeks) will continue until the end of July. 


Squares are dynamic aspects that create change. Something has to give. Both Jupiter and Black Moon Lilith each have a perspective that can't take in the whole picture.

This New Moon is about our childhood wound/mother wound. The ways we weren't seen or heard. The ways our needs were not accepted. There is a need at this New Moon to see/confront emotional FEAR. At this New Moon we will be able to see/feel what we do with this fear. Do we hide? Do we project it onto other people? Do we get sick? Do we entangle/manipulate? Do we take action? Do we get bloody freakin' angry? Can we allow our bodies to process/feel it without judging it?


Throughout the summer, as the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars move through Cancer, they will all meet up with Black Moon Lilith. We are in Cancer season already and the New Moon in Cancer comes in right out of the gate, so the overall vibe is emotional anyway and JUST GETTING STARTED. By the middle of July, Mercury will be in Cancer, too, (only for two weeks, this will be fast). Random conversations will quickly become intimate. We will find ourselves confiding in people, talking about our family. We could learn very personal information about people. We will be feeling what people are saying.


Part of the work of Black Moon Lilith in Cancer is dealing with/noticing the very old familial triggers that cause us to act out in extreme ways and sabotage ourselves. 


His-tory and myth has turned Lilith into something deadly/dangerous. And this IS what happens to us when we are shamed for wanting something we are perfectly entitled to want. When Lilith was told to be less than she was, she refused. She held her own shape, and was banished into the night, cursed as the personification of evil. 


Also keep in mind, there is another abandonment story even older than the story of Lilith. 


That story is the origin story of our galaxy. It's the story of a cheating husband, an angry wife and a hungry baby. The baby (Hercules), birthed by another mother and held to angry wife's (Hera/Juno) breast by cheating husband (Zeus, Jupiter) and the lost mother's milk that flies out of her when she awakens to find another woman's baby to her breast. This spilled milk - which we've never been allowed to cry over - creates our galaxy, the Milky Way Galaxy of un-mothered children (the dishonor to the feminine becoming baby's dishonor). 


The passion/obsession the "anti-Moon" Black Moon Lilith's shame/rage ultimately being about not only the woman's dishonor, but the screaming, hungry child's desire to return to the breast, TO STAY ALIVE. 


It shouldn't be surprising, although it is, that during the United States Pluto return, a country with a Cancer Sun and a Jupiter ruled chart - Cancer ruling both mothers AND babies and Jupiter ruling the legal system - Roe V. Wade, the landmark 1973 court case that legalized abortion nationwide, has just been overturned in the United States. 


This happens as transiting Black Moon Lilith - shamed for demanding body sovereignty/accused baby killer - squares transiting Jupiter - the Supreme Court.

The astrology is striking - transiting Black Moon Lilith is sandwiched between the United States natal Sun and natal Jupiter with the Sun on the United States natal Venus (women). Transiting Jupiter is on the AC of the Roe V. Wade 1973 chart while transiting BML is on the IC (!), transiting Pluto has just backed onto that chart's natal Mercury exact and ruling that chart's 8th house of death/endings. The original 1973 ruling is also having its Chiron (wounded healer) return.


The 1973 Roe v. Wade chart had a 22 degree Capricorn Jupiter (the degree killed off/transformed by Saturn/Pluto in January 2020, so legal precedent ripe for change) and BML tightly conjunct Neptune, in the Sagittarius 8th house, so answering to that newly transformed Jupiter.


Since the original 1973 chart's Mercury was exactly conjunct the United States natal Pluto this, too, is part of the shaking and quaking of the U.S. Pluto return. 


And now, just as Venus has left Taurus - the sign she rules/is strong - and falls into dualistic Gemini (two roads ahead, two different sets of values, two different ways of seeing this) and starts answering to a strong Mercury (remember Pluto is on that 1973 Mercury and that 1973 Mercury was on the U.S. natal Pluto), with Black Moon Lilith (a symbol for BOTH women's sovereignty and killing babies) squaring Jupiter and the Sun/Moon applying to meet up with Black Moon Lilith (back on May 3rd when the Supreme Court's draft opinion overturning Roe V. Wade was leaked to the media sending shockwaves across the country, Venus in Aries was squaring Black Moon Lilith in Cancer) - the court tosses out the Roe v. Wade ruling/tosses the issue to the states.


With the North Node - our best way forward - in Taurus which is all about our values/new life/fertility and answering to Venus, ruler of women, the country is charged with figuring out how to move forward (Venus in dualistic Gemini now) .... with Mars squaring Pluto next week, we can expect an explosive beginning.


The real healing starts with clarity, with those who call themselves "pro-life" coming to an understanding that those who call themselves "pro-choice" are desperate to defend women's bodily autonomy and equality in the economic/social realms. And those who call themselves "pro-choice" understanding that those who call themselves "pro-life" are equally committed to protecting the rights of the unborn child/see abortion as murder.

Personally and collectively - self-acceptance is the key to our Black Moon Lilith wound. 


There is a CLARITY that comes when our Black Moon Lilith shame is confronted/allowed to be accepted/seen for what it is - her anger/our inner child's hunger quelled. Once we understand the shame as the seat of the rage, maybe we can begin to clear lifetimes of residual debris from our soul's path.


Brene Brown has done alot of great work on healing shame. And David Hawkins, an amazing spiritual teacher, has determined, through muscle testing, that shame is the lowest emotion on the level of consciousness scale. Much lower than depression, anger or frustration. So, it would make sense that the point in the Moon's (emotions) orbit furthest from the Earth might also speak of the furthest/most deeply buried emotion.


Back with part III and we'll look at some charts. We will also return to some of these themes in next week's New Moon in Cancer post.


xo all


artwork by the amazing Svetlana Belova

today's astrology forecast | Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, 2022 - the blocks push us toward a more simple and secure life, taking action on the new, not totally new dream



On FRIDAY, the Moon continues her monthly journey through Taurus, the sign of her exaltation. At 6:14PM EDT she meets up with change-maker Uranus. This is positive energy allowing us to release what needs to go, feel more comfortable with change/the future. Do something different.

This is also the day Pallas, at 24 degrees Taurus, squares a retrograde Saturn in Aquarius. Old rules, responsibilities, commitments, dealings with authority, groups, causes, limits, time constraints might force adjustments to our plans/strategies. We could hear a "no". Saturn is retrograde, so we should have been able to see this coming.

Pallas in Taurus is focused in on practical concerns - what makes the most sense/cents RIGHT NOW, so the square to Saturn in Aqua could bring up challenges/tension/worries about the future. 


The Moon's conjunction with Uranus tonight - the modern ruler of Uranus - will help, allows an integration of the now with what's to come. In Taurus we can't be afraid to get our hands dirty.

On SATURDAY, the Moon in Taurus gets busy - squares Saturn at 9:01AM EDT (so repeating what Pallas did yesterday, more concerns about the future, roadblocks, limits, what authority is doing), sextiles Neptune at 10:05AM EDT and goes void off a smooth trine to Pluto at 3:02PM EDT. She is void until 7:13PM EDT when she gets busy in communicative Gemini.


The Moon/Saturn can feel depressing. Old responsibilities/pressures. Old rules. Group tension. Feeling what we don't/can't have. Luckily Luna quickly moves into an opportunistic sextile with Neptune. 


Good time for a trip to the ocean/to get into some water. Relax. Rest. Make art/listen to music. For more than a week we've been dealing with these dueling Saturn/Neptune aspects - asking us to deal with these old rules and responsibilities while leaning into a NEW (with its feet in the past) dream. 


That closing trine to Pluto feels like - all's well that ends well then we get a few hours to chill before the Moon in Gemini makes our Saturday night into Monday busy with lots of chatter and information. There should be a good flow. The Moon is making good aspects on Sunday, too - looks like a nice weekend, let's enjoy it!

Saturday is also the day Pallas makes her own sextile to Neptune (in step with Luna) and Ceres in Cancer sextiles Uranus. 


Uranus/Ceres makes me think of free-range parenting. Or that expression about "if you love something let it go, if it comes back to you ...". Ceres in Cancer tends toward smother-mothering and this opportunistic sextile with freedom-loving Uranus can give everyone a little bit of breathing room. Also something here about forced changes/things we can't control creating opportunities for a simpler/more secure future. The 'out of control' stuff doesn't seem quite so problematic. Taurus/Cancer is comfortable/makes everything feel better. 


Neptune/Pallas is reinforcing the Moon/Neptune sextile from Taurus/Pisces. Building the new/not so new dream. Benefiting from our intuition. Pallas in Taurus is smart practical/grounded strategies that make sense/cents and don't we love a double dose of Pisces magic added into the mix 


(keep in mind we need to do something with a sextile to make anything happen, fertile dirt AND fairy-dust)!


xo all

artwork by the amazing Sylvie Demers

today's astrology forecast | Wednesday and Thursday, June 22nd - 23rd, 2022 - all part of falling in love with reality



The Sun is in Cancer. The Moon is finishing up in Aries today - we are nourished/nurtured by action, physical movement, taking the initiative, time spent alone, time spent with men, passion, anger. 


She meets up with ruler Mars at 2:58PM EDT and sextiles Saturn at 10:18PM EDT. 


We want to be constructive with all this fire. Take it seriously. Don't waste it, but don't burn the house down either. Be brave, but not overly pushy or impulsive. We want to be taking action on what we want (the Moon is waning, so good for things we are finishing/wanting to release), exercising, doing something new/fresh. It's good energy for independent work. Avoid rushing which can lead to accidents. The sextile to a retrograde Saturn tonight shows opportunity when we deal with what we have been procrastinating. Good for working on long term goals/career goals/dealing with responsibilities.

This afternoon Venus leaves her home sign of Taurus for Gemini. She starts answering to Mercury in Gemini, so we will feel the change, but with Mercury in his/her home sign (and the Moon moving into Taurus tomorrow) - the change should be smooth/as it should be. With Venus in 'multiple everything' Gemini, what we want can change ... and change again. This gets tricky with the Sun in Cancer where we will be more emotionally attached to things.


We talked about this in detail in the weekly HERE

Chiron, at 16 degrees Aries, squares Ceres in Cancer. This is kind of echoing the Black Moon Lilith in Cancer square Jupiter we have been talking about. 


Mother/family/home wounds are triggered. 

Chiron in Aries heals through action/initiative/courage and Ceres in Cancer takes things very personally, handles things in private, within the family, within her shell. We can see how this Aries/Cancer square gets tricky/uncomfortable. We are pushed to leave our safe space or pushed to create one. 

Yesterday, Pluto retrograded back to 27 degrees Capricorn, preparing for his second go at the U.S. natal Pluto (U.S. Pluto return), which will be exact on July 11-12th. The first exact hit saw Russia invade/bomb Ukraine just as transiting Mars edged past Venus in Capricorn right on "time runs out". This second exact hit will have transiting Venus EXACT on the U.S. natal Mars (with transiting Mars in Taurus, so answering to her) and Ceres in Cancer EXACT on the U.S. natal Mercury. Whatever is happening then, and it won't just be about Russia/Ukraine, might be what is setting off big changes/the potential chaos at the end of the month and into early August. 


We talked about that first conjunction HERE, we'll dig into the second one next week. 

TOMORROW, the Moon will be in Taurus, the sign of her exaltation. We are nourished/nurtured by more traditionally nurturing things - a warm bed, a soft touch, good food, security, time spent in nature, time spent with what/who we value/love, all the good stuff money can buy and all the good stuff money can't.


The Moon is exalted in Taurus because she can really settle down here. Just keep in mind with Uranus in Taurus (Moon meets Uranus on Friday) and Saturn in Aquarius (Moon squares Saturn on Saturday) changes and challenges are par for the course.


At 12:11 on Thursday, she will sextile the Cancer Sun at 2 degrees.

The sextile is this month's Waning Sextile. Taurus/Cancer. Cancer is about the past and Taurus the here and now. This waning sextile feels like just the salve for yesterday's painful Chiron/Ceres. Releasing the past/working with what we have. Enjoying our physical senses - the things that feel safe and nurturing. Taking care of our home/family/finances. Enjoying nature/good food. Keeping things simple. This sextile is part of last week's Full Moon story about releasing the lie/exaggerated hope and falling in love with reality - pulls that Full Moon story forward as we head toward the Cancer New Moon (conjunct Black Moon Lilith and squaring Jupiter) next week.

I hope something here is helpful.

xo all

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the astrology of Black Moon Lilith's square to Jupiter | removing the curse, a chance to heal childhood wounds and shame through self-acceptance - part I



Black Moon Lilith isn't an asteroid or a planet. 


She is the lunar apogee, a geometric point in space that marks the furthest point of the Moon's orbit around the Earth. She is as far as the Moon gets from the Earth. The darkest region of our psyche. 


She moves slowly; spends about nine months in each sign. Not to be confused with asteroid Lilith in your chart, she does embody the essence of the Goddess Lilith though. Lilith was Adam's untameable first wife. She wanted equality/wouldn't play second fiddle and was tossed from the garden/vilified. Another demonized Goddess.


So, we all carry this soul memory/wound that plays gracelessly on repeat. This space where we were tossed from the garden. This space where we were shamed for wanting something we were perfectly entitled to want. 

The space where shame turns to awkward action. The space where shame turns to anger.  

(think about the astronomy/astrology - the Moon gets as far away from the Earth as possible, but is pulled back into orbit by gravity - no escape!). 


There aren't enough likes/thumbs up/hearts in the universe to heal our Lilith wound. The wound is only healed through self-acceptance.


I don't see BML, other than in Scorpio or the 8th house or maybe in aspect with Pluto, as innately related to sexuality. Some astrologers do. You can make up your own mind about this.

For the last few weeks Black Moon Lilith has been in Cancer and squaring/shadow-boxing with Jupiter in Aries. 


This is a great gift to us that kind of feels like a kick in the teeth (so maybe just a gift to our dentist, we will have to see how this all plays out). 


Now that we've moved into Cancer season with the Sun, Mercury and Venus set to meet up with BML over the next few weeks, the wound/gift/kick in the teeth becomes even more important to unpack. This will be in play until late July when Jupiter will slow down for his retrograde and Lilith will move on.


With Black Moon Lilith squaring Jupiter in Aries - the wound/shame/anger AND THE ENERGY WE NEED TO HEAL THIS THROUGH SELF-ACCEPTANCE (Jupiter/Aries what better energy for self-acceptance, especially right now with Mars in Aries, too) ARE CONNECTED. Yes, the connection is through a challenging square, but squares (think of the way pressure makes diamonds here) get more done than smooth trines or sextiles, which are easy to miss, and this is Lilith we are talking about!

So, two things are happening with Black Moon Lilith in the sign of Cancer (home, family, mother, motherhood, our roots/tribe) squaring Jupiter for WEEKS - 1. we are all working through childhood wounds and wounds around home/mother/children and 2. our natal Black Moon Lilith is mega- ACTIVATED through tension. If you have a natal BML in aspect to Jupiter or the Moon, or 4th or 9th house this is probably all the more powerful and intense.


We have the collective childhood wound AND the personal wound (which will also connect back to childhood/past-lives/ancestral DNA) - activated/enlarged/ripe for healing. Black Moon Lilith in Cancer can bring a sensitivity to areas of our emotions that we have not been able to express before. Squaring Jupiter in Aries this expression may come out in over-the-top/angry ways, especially if we are just reacting and not responding. Her connection to Jupiter can also provide an outlet of optimism/faith in ourselves and a benevolent universe that was lacking when the wound was created. This is how we start responding instead of reacting. We can find/own our own wound/fear – what we’ve projected onto our family/tribe that they have also projected onto us – and realign with it.


The Lilith in Cancer wound (very powerful since Lilith is a lunar archetype) speaks of being shamed for being needy/dependent. 


For desiring mothering, home, family, stability. Lilith in Cancer can interact awkwardly with these themes. Uncomfortable being dependent even when the situation is totally appropriate. An awkwardness with motherhood/mothering or being mothered (it's not a coincidence the United States. a Sun Cancer country has a baby food shortage with Black Moon Lilith in Cancer and Roe vs Wade up for dismissal). An inability to ask for or accept help. Sometimes an anger at people who can. Wounded or angry mothers or a lie/lying connected to mothers/mothering/home (I see the 'lie' connected to Lilith's refusal to 'lie' beneath Adam, her very essence linked to that word for centuries, words are s-p-e-l-l-s, people, use yours carefully, and also the "lie" that had Lilith going from a protector of babies to a feared killer of babies). This can also apply to Lilith in aspect to our natal Moon or Lilith in the 4th house. There are an unlimited number of ways this can play out, but the bottom line is extremes of behavior that is a result of being shamed for being needy. 


And, of course babies/children are needy. With Lilith, the shame is always about something we are perfectly entitled to want, this is why it gets all twisted with awkwardness and anger. 

The wound's connection to Jupiter for the last few weeks and over the next month through a challenging square is designed to help us see this, work with this, maybe even help heal this. And if our inner child has been seriously wounded to the point of immobility (we don't even know what we want anymore), this square can help us get ourselves moving again.

Jupiter went into Aries back on May 9th just as Mercury stationed retrograde - we were going back to go forward. Black Moon Lilith was already in Cancer - bringing her special kind of "pissed off Danger Will Robinson" energy into our space of home/family. 


Jupiter has been chasing her ever since. But catching Lilith is tricky this summer and Jupiter never will. The BML/Jupiter square doesn't reach exactness/perfection. Whether this becomes a nagging thing we never get resolved (we can still learn from this, not everything gets tied up with a big red bow and that's ok) or we do get some kind of conclusion here (knowledge is power at the very least) - this starts to unwind when Jupiter slows to retrograde and then stations at the end of July. 


Lilith, as always, keeps moving.

In the meantime, the Jupiter square will attract situations or enlarge situations that create tension/frustration. Our feelings about dependence and neediness may come up. Shame around wanting a home/family/to be mothered or be a mother. Shame around wanting safety and security. The wounds we carry from our wounded mothers. The ways we have wounded our own children. Without work we are probably only able to accept ourselves to the degree we were accepted by our parents. And they are only able to accept themselves to the degree they were accepted by their parents. And so on. And so on. Cancer also rules tribes and countries. 


(this shame around neediness, the mother wound that creates narcissism among other things, is maybe our most ancient wound)

Jupiter in Aries provides an infusion of confidence and optimism and energy. The Lilith wound is healed through self-acceptance and here is our largest planet in the sign of the 'self'. I can't tell exactly how this will play out for each of us, but the square's rough edges will force change/adjustments/action. 


Maybe if Lilith didn't get unconditional love from God, we can't get unconditional love from our parents (even if they give it), can't give it to ourselves. These kind of shadow energies, feelings we don't want to deal with, squeeze out in all kinds of awkward, uncomfortable, passive-aggressive and angry ways. With Black Moon Lilith in Cancer all kinds of childhood wounds will come up to be looked at/worked through. The wound itself created a kind of 'seed' of fear that we have been growing in the dark and carrying with us like an old suitcase (and yes, you can imagine it with tentacles ripping through the torn leather seams).


If we can see our original behavior for what it is (perfectly logical at the time), forgive OURSELVES, offer ourselves compassion/understanding, maybe we can eliminate the worn out/awkward ways we have of responding emotionally. At least, through astrological study, we will take the first step -  we will notice them. Next month when Mercury hits Black Moon Lilith on July 9th and again on July 27th when Venus does, we will be better able to deal with whatever is going on. We likely can't totally heal our wounded child/old childhood hurt, but we can stop re-enacting these painful stories through unconscious emotional reactions and start responding in more conscious and healthier ways.

If anyone is interested in investigating their personal Black Moon Lilith wound, I would like to give some examples here on the blog. I used to do this here more regularly, but haven't done this in awhile. They will be written about publicly, but anonymously (without your name, birthdate, etc, nothing will identify you) - just send me your birthdate, place and time via email to cativins@gmail.com with a heading about Black Moon Lilith. Send the email within a couple days.


If I have done anything with your chart, I may have this information on file. Expect the write ups to appear here on the blog within a few days in Part II. How many I get to will depend on how many requests come in.


And we will finally unpack the Depp/Heard charts in part III (the mother wound, fall of women from Goddess to demon, releasing rage against men) - also look at ways to remove the curse, offer ourselves compassion and self-acceptance, to grieve the past and move on because there is a cornucopia of opportunities for a new life waiting to replace our old one. 


And big changes are coming.

xo all


I should add Black Moon Lilith is a complicated archetype/energy - she can't be reduced to a 'wound', obviously, but seeing the root of her/our, often destructive and self-destructive behavior in this way is incredibly helpful. 


artwork by the amazing Svetlana Belova

weekly astrology forecast | June 20th to 26th, 2022 - talking and thinking big, intense desires, wanting something that makes us feel powerful then ... it's summer!


We will feel the shift toward home/family/roots/tribe as the Sun crosses over the world axis at the Cancer Solstice on Tuesday launching a new season and moving the background buzz from active fire to emotional water. 


Most of the planets have smooth sailing, but the Moon's aspects are trickier/more challenging, and arguably the most important now, with the Sun answering to her, so I will pop back in with some important dailies. 


With two planets changing signs and especially with one crossing an Aries point - we know life is changing. Mercury is walking new degrees - we are moving forward!


MONDAY - Mercury sextile Jupiter, Third Quarter Moon (Pisces)

TUESDAY - Venus trine Pluto, Sun enters Cancer (Summer Solstice)

WEDNESDAY - Venus enters Gemini


On MONDAY, Mercury, at 6 degrees Gemini, sextiles Jupiter in Aries and the Moon at 29 degrees Pisces squares the Gemini Sun


The lunar square is this month's Third Quarter Square, one final challenge before next week's New Moon in Cancer. The Sagittarius Full Moon - we talked about that HERE - was all about waking up/the end of the delusion/lie/escape and coming down to earth. 


Have we woken up? Has the exaggerated belief/hope dissolved and been replaced by something more stable and not quite as flashy.


It's been a week and now the Moon has made her way from Sag to Pisces. The Sun is still in Gemini. Pisces/Gemini. For some this will speak of needing to get things done/errands/communications and it's hard to focus or we are tired/exhausted/escaping. The facts are drifting. Options can dissolve. The truth can feel hard to come by.


This is the Moon at the very end of the very last sign and the Sun ready to move into Cancer and launch a whole new season. 


But first, one final wringing out of that Sag Full Moon energies!

The good news and there may be literal GOOD NEWS - the Sun in Gemini is answering to Mercury, strong in his/her home sign and sextiling - opportunity - Jupiter. Here is a way through the Third Quarter Square if we need one. Mercury/Jupiter is confident words/optimistic conversations. Maybe we are talking about that Sag situation the Full Moon was highlighting - the legal issue, wedding, publishing, foreign issue, travel, higher education, our beliefs, religion.


This is about looking beyond what is right in front of us/thinking about the future/seeing the big picture. 


Don't be afraid to stretch outside comfort zones into something foreign/ask questions/take verbal risks. There is good news/opportunity here somewhere if we just WAKE UP.

Mercury is covering new ground now, his/her retrograde in our rear-view mirror, so this is about new conversations, new information, new news. Maybe with expansive Jupiter involved we find there is MORE TO THE STORY.

On TUESDAY, The Sun moves into Cancer. The sign of home, family, mother, the past, our maternal heritage. Safety/security become more paramount now/front and center as we launch the season that brings us in touch with - who/what we can depend on, what we need to feel secure/at home/stable/our roots. Cancer is cardinal water, rules our emotions. It's the season when things can slow down as we wait for the spring plantings to BLOOM.

As the Sun crosses an Aries point of 0 degrees Cancer, we welcome the Solstice which means standstill. The Summer Solstice is the time when the sun halts his journey over the Tropic of Cancer on his tropical journey north - then after three days, turns in his tracks and begins his journey south. The time of symbolic marriage - called Midsummer (Midwinter down under). 

It's time to get up early and absorb the sunrise - at least one of the next three days if you can - there is much magic at play now. Remember our DNA carries the energy of our ancestors who celebrated the solstice all over the planet for CENTURIES.

This is powerful stuff. Set your intention for the new season of your life. Light a candle and let it burn in the sunlight. Meditate in the Sun. Get into water/the ocean. Clean your house. 


The Solstice chart, active until the Sun reaches 0 degrees Libra in autumn, includes a square to both the Moon/Black Moon Lilith and Jupiter in Aries, so challenges ahead for us collectively, likely with housing, family stability, nationalism, food, security, that childhood wound that created fear - that will require adjustments, Mercury sextiling Jupiter, a very powerful Venus trine to Pluto (we'll talk about next) AND five planets in their home sign, so many people have their ruling planets in their home signs now (and we all benefit from home sign planets through transit) and the Solstice keeps this energy in play/in the background throughout the summer - Aries rising, Taurus rising, Gemini Rising, Virgo rising, Libra rising, Scorpio rising, Aquarius rising and Pisces rising.


This is also the day, and this factors into the next season, too, via the Summer Solstice ingress chart - Venus, at 28 degrees Taurus trines a retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. This is about attracting what we intensely desire/taking something to a deeper level. Wanting something that makes us feel powerful. Wanting to feel something intensely.

Resources/values/money/intimacy. Powerful feminine energy. Controlling women and note controlling can be a verb or adjective here. If we aren't stepping into our power, someone might be stepping on us. Venus is conjunct Algol so proceed carefully. Don't lose your head! This is an earth trine, so a smooth flow of energy, intended for practical purposes - excellent for what makes sense/cents. 

Just keep in mind this is Venus's FINAL aspect in her home sign of Taurus before she moves into Gemini, so this should be something you have been building toward/part of a process - fly-by-night attractions/intensities likely won't last. We get what we want and then don't want it anymore. Taurus rules really important stuff, so, again, be practical. 


But, if we know what we want, this, (and the Solstice gives this aspect added staying power - it's most potent now and provides a background buzz over the summer) is where we just might get it.

On WEDNESDAY, Venus moves on from her home sign of Taurus and enters airy Gemini. 


Gemini Suns and rising signs get more attractive - both easier on the eye and able to attract what they want and need. Our natal and progressed Gemini house themes get more attractive, too. We are most attractive (use our Venus, think magnetic here) through Gemini (our mind, being flexible). It's a good time (through July 17th) to be talking and communicating with lots of different people about lots of different things. Venus in Gemini is about variety. In the mutable air sign (Gemini) the themes Venus rules - love, money, our values, our resources, self-esteem, women, beauty - get more light hearted. There are quickly more options available. There is also more duality - this is the space where our heart is saying one thing and our brain is saying something else.

We could suddenly recognize a mismatch between what we have and what we want. Or what we thought we had (during Venus in resource-rich Taurus) could be up for grabs a bit. 


With Venus in Gemini life becomes more of a flirtation. Communications are more casual, more lively and humorous. It's a good time to set aside any existing constructs about what we like and what we don't like and stay open to new experiences, new people and new situations.

This is also the week Pallas is doing everything Venus did last week, so we are bringing our wisdom/ability to strategize like a war general, into the square with Saturn/sextile with Neptune. We will talk about this in the Moon posts. Just know, if this is hitting our chart, we might see certain patterns from last week repeating, but now we are in a better/smarter position to deal with them.

xo all

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